The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

CCSO AND TOWN OF LA PLATA POLICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: On Wednesday, Nov. 26, during the evening hours, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit and officers with the Town of La Plata police department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the La Plata area.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On Nov. 13 at 10:31 p.m., officers responded to the 11500 block of Lady Allison Court in Waldorf for the report of gunshots. It was discovered unknown suspect(s) discharged a firearm, striking a house and an unoccupied car. No one was injured. PFC J. Hornickel is investigating.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 13, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) broke into a business in the 2800 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf and stole three go-carts and an ATV. PFC S. Chandler is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Nov. 12, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) damaged several mailboxes on Truman Manor Lane, Celestial Lane and Stowe Place in Waldorf. PFC R. Walls is investigating.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit

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